DBob5150 (235) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Heavy alcoholic aroma, slight hints of carmel.Pours a deep brownish-black with a thin beige head.Taste is again alcohol with coffee, toffee and caramel. Leaves a medicinal after taste. Not a repeat. chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2013
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Neck stamp declares Dec. 2012 bottling date.
Pours a very dark brown, looking black and opaque in the glass. Topped by a modest size tan head that has good retention.
Aroma: clearly off style, this smells like smoked meat.
Taste: flollows aroma: this is a smoked porter. Never had a British porter like this.
Feel: Full body; medium-light, soft carbonation; fairly smooth
O: for smoke beer enthusiasts. Niko100 (2913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, coffee, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted malt, rich chocolate, coffee, molasses, and some dark fruit; Nicely balanced; Overall, pretty good. jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Pours an opaque brown with ruby highlights, a big khaki colored head with good retention and great lacing. The nose is dark roasted malt with some caramel, chocolate and slight smokiness. Taste is slightly charred and roasted malt with some caramel sweetness upfront and a hint of grape. Midpalate you get espresso bean flavor and bitterness along with some chocolate, charred malt and licorice. The bitterness and smoky charred flavors linger in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is almost creamy and medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very nice porter with well balanced flavors. The slight smokiness combines with the bitter and sweet characters to give it a rich taste. RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
This score is from my backlog at a different site. Full reviews written for all new beers tasted.
shrubber85 (11397) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. Dark chocolate, smoked malt and alcohol aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Sweet dark chocolate, light smoked barley malt and alcohol flavor. Not bad - pretty boozy. gruberm (329) - - APR 1, 2013
Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jkbachman (181) - - MAR 5, 2013
Dry roasted/coffee malt aroma with slight pit fruit esters. Cocoa, dry/burnt coffee, and slight tart finish. A very good porter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Notes from 3-12-2010 beer rating: The aroma was rich, strong smell of alcohol and hint of smoke. Dark color, with clean appearance. Poured well with good head. Clean, crisp taste with nothing lingering. Very good drinking beer. AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle from Uncle JiM, abandoned as he did not enjoy. Pours a reddish brown with nice garnet highlights and a tannish head. No real lacing apparent. Aroma has lots of roastiness, some smoke, some peat with some fruit hints. Taste is of smoky meat juice, with roast, some caramel and peat. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with smoke. Finishes a bit salty with sweetness underneath. Baltic-y more than imperial, imo.